SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON - June 5, 2012 - SEGA® of America Inc. and SEGA® Europe Ltd. announced that Virtua Fighter™ 5 Final Showdown launches this week on home consoles. Based on the latest arcade version of the celebrated Virtua Fighter 5 series, the game is available now for PlayStation®Network (PSN) in North America, and will be available tomorrow, June 6, worldwide on PSN and for Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft (XBLA). Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown is priced at $14.99/ £9.99/ AUD$6.25/ €12.99 for PSN and 1,200 Microsoft Points for XBLA.
Character customization DLC packs are available for individual characters at $4.99/ £3.59/ AUD$6.25/ €4.49 for PSN or 400 Microsoft points each. Two character customization DLC bundles are also available for purchase; one bundle includes nine characters’ worth of DLC items, and the second contains DLC items for the remaining ten characters. Each bundle is priced at $14.99/ £9.99/ AUD$6.25/ €12.99 for PSN and 1,200 Microsoft Points for XBLA.
Players choosing to purchase Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown on PSN will have the option to purchase the “Complete Edition” for $29.99, which includes the full game and all character customization DLC. Complete Edition is a limited time offer and will only be available for two weeks after launch. PlayStation®Plus subscribers will be able to download Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown free from PSN for one month after launch, and will have the option to purchase character customization DLC bundle packs for 20% off for two weeks from launch.
“Virtua Fighter has always been praised by fans for its detailed, delicate balance and depth, making it the fighter of choice for both first-timers as well as serious pros,” said Haruki Satomi, Senior Vice President of Digital Business at SEGA of America. “We’re especially proud to see Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown appearing at this year’s EVO tournament inLas Vegas; we can’t wait to see the game in the hands of fighting game fans at the community’s biggest event.”
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown features include:
19 characters, including the return of VF favorite Taka-Arashi and newcomer Jean Kujo
Dynamic and interactive arenas
Overhauled fighting mechanic
Robust Training Mode including frame advantage display
Eight player Online Room Match with lobby system
Based on Version A, the current version available in Japanese arcades
DLC content with hundreds of customizable items for each character
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About SEGA® Europe Ltd.
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